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Oct 9, 2012 9:00pm PDT
. >> the romneys had left the united states and went to mexico to avoid persecution, but it's also to pursue polygamy. >> narrator: miles romney had five wives and 30 children. >> they built a ranch and he's back in stone age conditions with no money. romney's father is now on the scene. that gets destroyed by guerrillas. they move back to california, poverty again. they build it back up. they move back to salt lake city. they build it back up. romney's whole history of a family is that they knocked us down, we built it back up. we didn't make a fortune; we made a bunch of fortunes. and they resented us for our success, but we kept coming back. that's romney's history. >> with someone with a name with romney you heard about the sufferings of your ancestors and their sacrifices and all they've done that you feel like, well, it's my turn now; i've got to pick up the baton and run with it. >> narrator: but mitt and his family rarely tell the story to outsiders. >> it's an incredible history. he can't talk about it because it involves polygamy. and so if the core of your personality is something
Oct 25, 2012 9:00pm PDT
it the regional industry. >> o'brien: today, more than half of the commercial flights in the united states are flown by regional airlines. >> the industry really restructured itself fundamentally. and there was decisions that were made about what services should be inurced to the mainline carriers anwhat were most efficient to be outsourced. and we ended up with a different structured industry than people have probably anywhere else in the world, where these regional carriers are vitally important. >> o'brien: regional carriers were growing rapidly. by 2005, colgan had successfully bid and won flying contracts with continental, us air and united airlines, serving regional markets across the northeast and throughout texas. in just four years, colgan had more than doubled in size. that's a lot of growth to manage there, isn't it? >> a lot of growth for colgan to manage. this has been a lot of growth for the regional sector to manage. from flying a small portion of overall flying to operating 52% of the departures today. you know, it's been a huge transition for the regional sector. >> o'brie
Oct 23, 2012 11:00pm PDT
. in the united states, credit cards have functioned within a system where it's legal for card issuers to charge any fee or any interest rate they want without limits. >> the credit card industry has always been the wild west. the card issuers held all the cards. they could do anything they want-- $39 late fees and $35 over-limit fees; 30% interest rates. and yes, it got crazy. competition ramped up to such a level that it created an industry that was out of control. >> bergman: the industry got out of control because, over the last 30 years, regulations on banks and consumer lending that had been in place since the great depression were steadily eliminated. >> the cops left the streets. there was no one on the beat. >> bergman: christopher dodd of connecticut is the chairman of the senate banking committee. >> where were the regulators in all of this? >> bergman: he says that, for decades, both republicans and democrats voted for deregulation. >> look, i voted for it. >> bergman: you voted for the deregulation? >> yes. but we were wrong. and the message out there to the financial industry was,
Oct 23, 2012 10:00pm PDT
, the president of the united states. >> hockenberry: an idea that for years had struggled for attention in congress would get its moment of truth. >> so i ask this congress to send me legislation that places a market-based cap on carbon pollution... >> hockenberry: the president backed the so-called cap-and- trade approach, a system of regulations and financial incentives to eventually reduce the emission of carbon into the atmosphere. it seemed there s consensus on climate change. >> there was an uneasy consensus. but the people who have always objected to change had not yet really engaged. and because of the consensus, because there was a sense that there was going to be movement, that galvanized the action of the people who oppose it. >> the american people hadn't focused on these issues until it actually came to a vote in congress on a bill to implement these policies. >> today's hearing is on... >> hockenberry: the soft consensus for taking action ran into the bitter partisan divisions in congress. congressional hearings on cap-and-trade would become a stage where opposing views wo
Oct 11, 2012 9:00pm PDT
will happen if asd falls? >> there is definitely increasing worry in the united states administration about in whose hands these weapons are falling. >> these two stories on this special edition frontline. >> frontline is made possible by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. and by the corporation for public broadcasting. major funding is provided by the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation, committed to building a more just, verdant and peaceful world. and by reva and david logan, committed to investigative journalism as the guardian of the public interest. addition funng is oved by the park foundation, dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues. and by tfrontline journalism fund, supporting investigative reporting and enterprise journalism. >> narrator: guardian reporter ghaith abdul-ahad's journey into syria began five weeks ago on a supply route the rebels use to bring weapons from neighboring turkey. >> this is all liberated territory at the moment. >> narrator: the rebels are fighting to overthrow president bashar al-assad
Oct 9, 2012 11:00pm PDT
are flagged. >> currently her mother's not even in the united states right now. they were in a shelter not that long ago, then they were evicted, so she's having to go between relatives. >> narrator: and their assigned counselor organizes an intervention. >> i took her home one day, and it's like a... it's a double commute. it's a bus to a train... it's on the other side of the world, you can say. >> i can't tell you how much i worry every time she leaves this building. >> when she leaves this building, you know, she's on her own. >> let her know that we're going to support her, and keep us posted on what she needs. our students face challenges sometimes that young children shouldn't have to face. and they need that support of the adult to help them through it. >> it's all going to work out. >> narrator: catherine miller was omarina's homeroom teacher. >> miller: so once omarina was identified, it was imperative on my part as a homeroom teacher in consultation with the guidance counselor and administration to discuss why she was coming in late so many times. >> they came to me and they
Oct 30, 2012 10:00pm PDT
general of the state of montana. >> ryssdal: what the case turned into, though, was montana openly challenging the u.s. supreme court over citizens united. remember, citizens allowed outside groups to spend unlimited amounts of money independent of candidates. the court said outside spending does not corrupt. bullock disagreed. >> independent expenditures would corrupt, and we certainly have a history... i mean the whole reason why the corrupt practices act was passed by citizens initiative in 1912 was because of corporate corruption. >> ryssdal: some of the montana justices were skeptical. >> on what legal basis can we simply ignore citizens united on the premise that montana got it right and the supreme court got it wrong? thank you. we'll take this matter under advisement. >> this is the ten o'clock news on q2. >> ryssdal: what happened next was kind of a surprise. >> the montana supreme court is upholding a 1912 law stating corporations cannot spend money to influence elections. >> ryssdal: bullock had beaten back wtp. he won the case. which wasn't supposed to happen. states ar
Oct 30, 2012 10:30pm EDT
in citizens united. it was unusual because it was a state supreme court saying, "you need to think about this again. we think you've made a mistake. at least as it affects our laws in montana." >> ryssdal: there was, of course, one man who didn't think the court had made a mistake with citizens united. he's got a different view of money and politics. >> ryssdal: is money in politics inherently corrupting? >> definitely not. it doesn't corrupt the process. it's necessary for the process. to communicate, you have to spend money. so you have to have money to communicate. the problem we have is we don't have enough information available to voters to allow them to make informed choices, so we need more spending. >> ryssdal: do you think there's not enough information out there in american politics? >> look, the majority of the people do now know who their congressman is or who their senators are. so, you think that's enough information? no, that's not enough information. they need a lot more information. >> ryssdal: bopp took the montana case right to the u.s. supreme court. there was a lot o
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